The town will have a public hearing at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 25 at Town Hall at which residents can ask questions about upcoming water infrastructure projects for Nashville Utilities.
The hearing is a requirement for the town to apply for a $600,000 federal grant from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs.
The project will cost $1.82 million, said grant administrator Deb Lilly of Administrative Resources association. The $1.2 million not covered by the grant is expected to come from a loan from USDA Rural Development, she said.
The project list includes extending a water main on Freeman Ridge to provide another source of water for town customers; replacing about one-third of the meters throughout the Nashville Utilities system to improve billing accuracy and reduce labor costs; demolishing the unneeded water tank and booster station on the hill at Kirts’ Garage; and replacing the booster station in Schooner Valley to distribute water to town from East Monroe Water Company when needed.
Lilly expected to submit the grant application around June 8.